Netherlands gets a glimpse of LTTE barbarism
The second leg of the anti terrorist photographic exhibition aimed to
display the acts of barbarism committed by LTTE terrorists to the
outside world began at the Sri Lanka Embassy in the Hague Netherlands on
The chief guests at the opening ceremony were Bastearn Korner, a
former Netherlands Ambassador in Sri Lanka, Prof. Lodewyk Wagenaar,
Director, Amstredam Museum, Harry Van Dijk, Head of the Asian Division,
Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nimal Van Dort, President, Nona
Foundation and Mrs. Grace Asirwathan Sri Lanka Ambassador in the
Sri Lanka Ambassador Grace Asirvathan addressing the gathering said
the time had come for LTTE terrorists to lay down arms and join the path
to peace. The Sri Lanka Government was doing its best to cater to the
needs of the Tamil speaking people in the country she said and adding
that the international community should focus their attention towards
the crimes committed by the LTTE terrorists.The exhibition continued
A special meeting held in this connection on Monday was attended by a
large gathering including several members of the diplomatic corps in the
Hague and the Netherlands Government officials.
The first leg of this exhibition was held in London, England.
Ambassadors and officials of a number of foreign missions based in
the Hague visited the Anti Terrorist Photo Exhibition at the Sri Lanka
Embassy in the Netherlands.
Among them were Indian, Chinese, Cuban, Bangladeshi, Maltese,
Japanese, Korean, Iran and a number of European and African Ambassadors.
What was special was the presence of representatives from the United
Nations International Criminal court for war crimes, the Chemical
Weapons Headquarters and the Police intelligence personnel.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition featured the visit of former
Netherlands Ambassadors of Sri Lanka, Bastern Korner, Amastad Museum
Director, Prof. Lodewyk Wagenaar, the Netherlands Foreign Ministry Asian
Chief, Harry Van Dijk, Nona Foundation President, Nimal Van Oort.
This is the first time an exhibition of this nature was held in
Europe and the Sri Lanka United anti-terrorist organisation in Europe
had extended its fullest co-operation to the event.
"That the Europe-based Sri Lankan groups have taken the lead to
counter the LTTE propaganda is an expression of the confidence reposed
in the Sri Lanka Government's campaign against terrorism," Sri Lankan
groups domiciled in Europe said.